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Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Mayor recognizes San Marcos High’s top graduates

Mayor Daniel Guerrero presents Outstanding Scholar Awards to the valedictorian and salutatorian of the San Marcos High School Class of 2012.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Texas Board of Education approves new math standards

The State Board of Education has unanimously approved new K-12 math standards, despite objections from business leaders that they weren’t rigorous enough.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Audio: School districts preparing for anti-bullying law

School districts across Texas are working to comply with a broad anti-bullying law passed by state lawmakers in 2011. NICK BERNIER of KUT News reports on how school boards have been changing their policies to prepare for...

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Texas schools cope as classes expand, staffs shrink

Texas Education Agency data for the 2011-12 school year show that the number of elementary classes exceeding the 22-student cap has soared to 8,479 from 2,238 last school year.

Monday, February 20th, 2012

School district shortens layoff notice period

San Marcos CISD administrators say they will have a better idea of what resources are available for staffing from year to year, though the local teachers association says this comes at the cost of job security for...

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

San Marcos High debate team sweeps tournament

The San Marcos High School Speech and Debate Team took nine of 15 top honors at a tournament last weekend.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

SMCISD invites families to learn about new standardized tests

San Marcos CISD is offering three information sessions about the new standardized testing system that will replace the current program.

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Lady Rattlers honored

San Marcos High School athletes were presented with awards on Feb. 4 at the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day banquet held at Texas State University.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

San Marcos trustees adopt pilot math curriculum for Miller

After much debate, San Marcos CISD trustees voted last month to adopt a math program intended get students learning algebra in eighth grade. Traditionally, elementary and middle school students are not taught algebra and the Texas Education...

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

SMHS football player signs with Midwestern

Future “Mustang” and San Marcos High School senior Joel Chukwuka Onyia has received a full scholarship to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

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